Corrupt Guards  

Quest Started By:Description:
Time:1 hour
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Faction Required:
Guards of Qeynos (Min: Apprehensive)
Factions Raised:
Factions Lowered:
Quest Items:
Related Zones:
Related Creatures:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Tue Feb 19 09:48:37 2002
Modified: Fri Nov 25 14:45:02 2016
Capt Linarius is located on the roof of the bridge tower in the southern end of North Karana (the bridge that crosses into South Karana) at /loc 4140, 1220, 66. He is on "Guards of Qeynos" faction.

You say, 'Hail, Capt Linarius'

Capt Linarius says 'Hail, traveler! You are free to rest within this keep or within any of my towers along the roads to Qeynos. My guards shall keep watch over you. While you tread upon the roads, be warned that there are [local dangers] as well as rumors of [corrupt guards].'

You say, 'What corrupt guards?'

Capt Linarius says 'I have heard rumors of dissension among my guards. I will reward any fine resident for the death of these traitorous guards. If you find you must kill one, bring his guard bracelet back to me. I cannot allow such men among my guards. Be sure they are corrupt, or I shall have your head as well.'

A Guard Bracelet (identifies as "Corrupt Guard Bracelet") drops from Guard McCluskey in West Karana, found on the first floor of the guard tower directly south of Qeynos Hills zoneline (before the barbarian fishing village), at -2925, -2025, 43, or from Guard Donlan, in the same tower.

Kill these guards results in the following faction hits:
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -100.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -15.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -10.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -15.

Upon giving Guard Bracelet [Corrupt Guard Bracelet] to Capt Linarius:

Capt Linarius says 'What a pity. Such a promising soldier. I thank you for ridding us of this corruption and offer you this as a reward. It is nothing more than junk which littered the roadways of the Plains of Karana. I hope you can find a use for it.'
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1
You gain experience!!
You receive 19 copper from Capt Linarius.
You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

You may also receive a minor item as a reward.

Upon giving the wrong Guard Bracelet [Loyal Guard Bracelet] to Capt Linarius:

Capt Linarius says 'You fool! You have killed a fine and outstanding guard. You shall pay dearly for this!'

NOTE: He will tell you about the corrupt guards at dubious, but will not give any reward or faction for the guard bracelet if you turn in at dubious. He takes the bracelet with no comment.
Submitted by: Tarn
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Another Easier Guard
# Aug 08 2001 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent

I was wondering about this... I've seen a guard in the North Westerly corner of North Karana that was corrupt, how do i know you ask he conned dubious to me and the Capt. cons amibly to me so he is corrupt. Anyways he was yellow to me at lvl 15 so i was wondering if he would be lower lvl than the other guards in the tower in West Karana... Was wondering if he drops a bracer and its redemable with the Capt. ... Just a thought.

Good luck I think that i will try this and give you the results.

Be safe all

Choko the Barbarian Shaman
RE: Another Easier Guard
# May 11 2003 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
yes turn in to Vegalys in tower at North gate -- however talk to him first and follow text prompts before killing shilster. Guard shilster is the first step in a very long quest involving becoming an investigator for Qeynos
RE: Another Easier Guard
# Aug 10 2001 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
That was probably Gaurd Shilster for the investigator quest in qeynos. You receive a helm from him which you turn into a npc in the turrets over the wall (he wears a full set of plate armor). Shilster also usually drops a qeynos kite sheild.
Ref uhmm...
# Aug 03 2001 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
Just because something is nodrop does not mean it can't be given to an NPC. nodrop only applies to sale drop or trade
Qeynos Guards
# Jul 30 2001 at 5:45 AM Rating: Default
I found out the hard way ran into the Lt. in N. Qeynos hit me for 701 dd with a spell and slashed me for 259dd I was lucky enough to be casting a gate spell and it finished casting. 8) I'm a lvl 47 druid and had less than half a bubble of life when I landed in NK. All I can say is be careful on your corrupt faction if you head into North Qeynos .
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 30 2001 at 5:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Dont give blade to Darkmoor!
# Jun 06 2001 at 1:05 PM Rating: Default
I gave this blade to darkmoor in FP as he does make mention of it for the green and blue quest, when i gave it to him he said that the arena will make good use of the donation.
# Jun 06 2001 at 12:01 PM Rating: Default
That is Bunker Battle Blade =) put in wrong order below hehe! It does exist though!
Battle Bunker Blade does exist!
# Jun 06 2001 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
Im lvl 31 druid i killed donlan about 20 times the first 16 bracers got me lots of experience and fine steel weopons the last 4 got me a Battle bunker blade and 2 tentackle whips (Magic effect lifetap). Im gonna try going to FP and give the sword to darkmoore i let ya know how it goes.
# May 11 2001 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
My question is, some of you are saying to give the bunker battle blade to cain darkmore, but then you say it is no drop lore. If that is so, then isn't it safe to assume that you cannot give it to anyone..
Also, if you look at the link at the top of this page to the bunker battle blade info, Maybe its just me, but it looks like someone took a screen shot of any item, erased the info with abobe photoshops or something of the likes, and typed in the stats. It may exist, but i have never seen it, or anyone with one..hmm
RE: uhmm..
# Jul 10 2001 at 1:54 AM Rating: Default
Actually that's what stats looked like on items back in the day.. this an OLD pic. That being said it has probably been nerfed.. killed Donnie boy about a dozen times letting a lower lvl friend of mine loot so he could get the sword..either it has been nerfed or just an extremely rare drop. Either way.. my friend being a lvl 10 made it to 11 off of just turning in the bracelets so it wasn't a completely wasted day.
Xeroth Spidrkynde
lvl 40 ranger
P.S. It was more of a pain running the first 2 parts of the tacklebox quest at the docks to get myself back up to indiff to the corrupts in qeynos.
RE: uhmm..
# May 23 2001 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
no drop can be given to Quest NPCs, as all the Totemic Armor items are no drop but we still have the armor. and if someone spoofed the blade, they at least would give it better stats then the crap this one has for the lvl you need kill!
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 19 2001 at 2:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) DONT DO THIS QUEST...YOULL GET KILLED.....I DID AND HELL DO IT TO YOU IF YOU TRY
Go Ahead and Do It...
# Nov 14 2001 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
Go ahead and do it... if you have a corrupt guard bracelet (dropped off of corrupt guards, obviously). The way to tell if they are corrupt or not is that when you kill them, you lose faction with corrupt guards of qeynos. But if you lose faction with the guards of qeynos, don't turn in the bracelet or you WILL get attacked.
Bunker Battle Blade
# Apr 16 2001 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
160 posts
Cain Darkmoor, the Steel Warriors guildmaster in FP, states in the text of a newbie quest that they are out of Bunker Battle Blades. If it wasn't No-Drop, I would say you could try giving it to him. I guess you could try telling him that you have one. There must be some tie-in with the Steel Warriors.
Soloing the guards
# Mar 12 2001 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
As the guards are often uncamped on my server, I was able to get from lvl 41-43 quickly just by camping them and turning in their bracers. As a druid with 183 wisdom, Guard Donlan was very easy to kill, taking only two bubbles of mana...just snare, then nuke. Although low blue or green, I still got some exp from him at 43 about half the time. McCluskey is a LOT harder though. I normally used 4+ bubbles of mana on him. He frequently resists snare, almost always resists root, and my fire-based nukes were frequently partially or fully resisted. Unless you have a lot of mana to work with, get a partner to help with McCluskey.

Luckily, the risk pays off. At lvl 43, 15 bracers give two blue bubbles of exp. The loot reward for bracers is usually not much, but bronze bracers and reinforced boots still get a few plat from lower level players in Qeynos...or make nice gifts. The Bunker Battle Blade is pretty worthless, so hopefully it is for a quest. Otherwise, it just weighs you down.
Level 20? I don't think so.
# Mar 06 2001 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
You've got to be higher than lvl 20 to solo these guards--as a Ranger anyway. At lvl 30, Mcclusky usually still cons red, and Donlan cons either blue or white. And even though Donlan conned blue to me last time, I still wasn't quite able to take him. Maybe I just had a run of bad luck, but be forewarned, these dudes hit pretty hard, and if things start to go south, it's a relatively long run to the zone if you don't have SOW, and these boys will catch up to you.
# Jan 25 2001 at 8:47 AM Rating: Default
-Well there is a fellow in Freeport that makes mention that he has no more Bunker Battle Blades to give when you do another quest for him. If I get one of these swords I will try it.
# Jan 26 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
So speak up and say who to try it on please.
# Nov 21 2000 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
They probably could be; watch out for Dagarok,though! he is a SK, and as strong as (if not stronger than) Lieutenant Arathur. Dagarok will kick your butt -- he's routed whole groups of 50+ people.

Other Corrupt Guards
# Aug 17 2000 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
The two guards mentioned in this quest description are Donlan and McCluskey, both of whom currently con dubious to me, while good Qeynos guards con amiable. Okay, my question is: Can other guards (perhaps in Qeynos) also be killed for the quest? Guards Furithane, Treitan, Shorm, Simkin, and Lieutenant Dagarok all con the same, so I'm assuming they are also corrupt. Will they drop the same bracelets if I slay them?
RE: Other Corrupt Guards
# Jul 30 2001 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
Well, i rolled corrupt guards in qey until my faction hit bottom with them. now i cant sit in town without getting mobbed. no bracelet tho, so IMHO, no, no bracelets from other corrupts.
follow up quest
# Jul 25 2000 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
Since the bunker battle blade is a lore no drop item, wouldn't it be safe to assume that this is part of a follow up quest? anyone have some info?
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